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Let's stop calling them "Green Spaces!"

I'd sure love someone to come up with a way to redefine Green Spaces. Most often, the "green" in those spaces is nothing but cultivated grass that just leads to more mow and blow stupidity. How do we get there? How do we show that a plaid lawn is a dead lawn? How do we stop that freight train thinking that winter seed stems are some how bad and heavily mulched volcanoes around non-native trees is good? It is all about the idea that man controls nature. We don't, we can only pretend.

Last year, the coolest learning moment I had was being on my knees with a five year old staring into a magnifying glass,as he saw the Whoville landscape of a common dandelion.

Every kid needs a good magnifying glass and a butterfly net...maybe if we can get kids over the fear of insects they will grow up to be adults that value nature.

Note to self- get ten good magnifying glasses and ten butterfly nets for Jacob's Nature Park before the City Nature Challenge 2020~

Publicado em 15 de dezembro de 2019, 03:47 PM por mellok mellok | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Lagunas de El Oso

La asociación ANAPRI ha realizado una visita ornitológica a las conocida Laguna de El Oso.
Hemos subido algunas observaciones de dicho paraje natural, que pueden verse en nuestro proyecto
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/anapri-asociacion-naturalista-primilla
También pueden acceder a nuestro Blog y leer la entrada relacionada.
http://anapri-asociacionnaturalistaprimilla.blogspot.com/2019/12/excursion-laguna-de-el-oso-avila.html

Publicado em 15 de dezembro de 2019, 01:54 PM por eduardoramirez-anapri eduardoramirez-anapri | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Борьба за четвертое место обострилась!

Друзья, вплотную к Алтайскому краю в проекте "Флора России" (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/flora-of-russia) подобралась Брянская область! Борьба обещает быть жаркой!

Publicado em 15 de dezembro de 2019, 09:33 AM por apseregin apseregin | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Список ошибок при автоматическом определении

Дорогие друзья!

На общем форуме iNaturalist несколько дней назад появилась очень интересная и важная тема: создание глобального списка ошибок при автоматическом определении. Внимательно прочитайте вводный пост, касающийся отбора данных, и смело добавляйте свои предложения в список, который может править каждый:

https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/computer-vision-clean-up-wiki/7281

Пожалуйста, не добавляйте списки видов в комментарии!

Publicado em 15 de dezembro de 2019, 05:31 AM por apseregin apseregin | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Foreboding sign for Monterey Bay sea lions.

Rescue organizations in southern California are finding sea lion pups sick and emaciated, stranded on beaches without their mothers months earlier than in previous years. This may not bode well for marine mammals in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.

https://www.montereyherald.com/2019/12/14/foreboding-sign-for-monterey-bay-sea-lions/amp/

Publicado em 14 de dezembro de 2019, 11:52 PM por biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Link multiple observations of same individual at different life stages

I've done this once, but would like to more often as the opportunity arises. So here's a reminder for myself on how to do it.

1. Create observation(s) and add a unique "tag" which will be the same for each observation of the same individual on different dates.
2. Click (or right-click) on the "tag" link and copy the URL (this will display all of the observations with this "tag"). For example: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations?q=parasitized-FM-19340969&search_on=tags (where the "tag" is "parasitized-FM-19340969").
3. Add this URL to the description field of each observation.

@nanofishology has done some of these (and is the person who taught me how):
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?q=HE-0717&search_on=tags
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?q=FM-0617&search_on=tags
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7069564

@kiwifergus has one also:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?q=14942493&search_on=tags

Other than that, not may folks seem to be doing this--at least not based on a search of "search_on=tags" in the description field. But not everyone will be including that link--so it's hard to find others.

Publicado em 14 de dezembro de 2019, 10:52 PM por pfau_tarleton pfau_tarleton | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Lancashire Invasive Non-native Species

The Lancashire Invasive Non-native Species (LKS INNS) project is a subset of 'Lancashire Key Species.'.

LKS INNS refers to species which are present within Lancashire but do not form part of the naturally occurring flora or fauna, and may actually have a negative impact upon it.

A number of iNaturalist guides have been prepared for LKS INNS. Go to: 'More' > 'Guides' and search for 'Lancashire Key Species' or go to: https://www.inaturalist.org/guides/10872.

Information on Lancashire Key Species (as well as the old Lancashire BAP list and criteria) is available on the LERN file share site at: https://ftps.lancashire.gov.uk/. Log in using the User name: 'LERNPublic' and the Password: 'mjf7t8qg'

Publicado em 14 de dezembro de 2019, 08:35 PM por stevemcbill stevemcbill | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Lancashire Key Species Journal

The Lancashire Key Species (LKS) project is a new project referring to species which have a recognised status, either (inter)nationally or locally within Lancashire.

A number of iNaturalist guides have been prepared for LKS. Go to: 'More' > 'Guides' and search for 'Lancashire Key Species'.

Information on Lancashire Key Species (as well as the old Lancashire BAP list and criteria) is available on the LERN file share site at: https://ftps.lancashire.gov.uk/. Log in using the User name: 'LERNPublic' and the Password: 'mjf7t8qg'

Publicado em 14 de dezembro de 2019, 08:32 PM por stevemcbill stevemcbill | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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4500 наблюдений

Что-то мы упустили точную дату, но все равно можно зафиксировать - на 500 наблюдений понадобилось около 2 месяцев

Publicado em 14 de dezembro de 2019, 07:16 PM por katerina_kashirina katerina_kashirina | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Cribsheet Notes from Tony Rebelo

Pre-written notes for posting as comments

Publicado em 14 de dezembro de 2019, 06:58 PM por jeremygilmore jeremygilmore | 6 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Плантариуму 12 лет!!!

Publicado em 14 de dezembro de 2019, 05:19 PM por apseregin apseregin | 2 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Texas Woolly Oak Galls

In an effort to simplify the identification of woolly looking oak galls in Texas, I pulled this info from BugGuide. It's just a first draft, so comments and suggestions are very welcome!

Gall-forming Insect Hosts Gall type Gall description Sources
Andricus pattoni WHITE OAKS
Post Oak (stellata)
White Shin Oak (breviloba)
Sand Post Oak (margarettae)
Leaf midrib, underside Begins to develop in August. Galls similar to Andricus quercusflocci.

Unconfirmed in TX
BugGuide
Andricus quercuslanigera
"Wool-bearing Gall Wasp"
LIVE OAKS
Southern Live Oak (virginiana)
[Texas Live Oak (fusiformis)]
Leaf midrib, underside "Hemispherical or irregular tufts 1/2 inch long of rather long, whitish or reddish wool covering, 2 to 6 irregular brown, seed-like kernels on under side of midrib, diameter 1/12 inch, on live oak, summer."
BugGuide
Callirhytis furva
"Furry Oak Leaf Gall Wasp
RED OAKS Leaf "Probably on all the red oaks"
"Small cluster of globular galls, 3-4 mm, each covered with short, straight brown hairs, upper side, fall"
"Galls drop from leaves in October; adults emerge in the second or third spring in late March."

Unconfirmed in TX
BugGuide
Callirhytis lanata
"Woolly Oak Gall"
RED OAKS Leaf "Forms woolly, detachable galls on leaves of various species in the red oak group. The galls drop in October and adults may emerge in the second, third, or fourth spring." BugGuide
Callirhytis quercusoperator
"Woolly Catkin Gall Wasp"
RED OAKS Flower "Oval masses 2 to 3 inches in diameter, hairs greenish white or rose tinted, sometimes deep red, there may be 150 or more cells each less than 1/10 of an inch in diameter." BugGuide
Callirhytis seminator
"Wool Sower Gall Wasp"
WHITE OAKS
Post Oak (stellata)
Stem
"Spring; White with pink spots, detachable stem gall. Many celled. Around 20mm in diameter." BugGuide
Neuroterus quercusverrucarum
"Oak Flake Gall Wasp"
WHITE OAKS
Bur Oak (macrocarpa)
Chinkapin (muehlenbergii)
Post Oak (stellata)
Leaf, underside "Causes fuzzy, white to brown galls, about 2.5 mm across, on the undersides of leaves of oaks in the white oak group. Adults emerge from galls in April."
Typically many scattered on one leaf.
BugGuide
Publicado em 14 de dezembro de 2019, 05:02 PM por kimberlietx kimberlietx | 3 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Newt survey - North side, Wednesday 12/11

December 11, 2019 (Wednesday) 1:30 am – 3:45 pm
We had about 10 days of rain, followed by a drier week.
During the survey it was drizzling part of the time. I documented 1 live and 235 dead newts, some were fresh, some not, but I only documented the ones there were newts for sure.
Other roadkills: one toad, one barn owl, a few millipedes, a Jerusalem cricket, a beetle larva. The live newts was crossing the road, moving away from the reservoir. A large male.
Coverage: north part - Jones trailhead to the stop sign (37.187875, -121.986516).
Rainfall: (MTD: 2.73 in; YTD: 6.21 in) The weather was wet, light drizzle.
Traffic: more traffic than previous times: One gravel truck, 40 cars (including many pickups), 3 bikes, 3 pedestrians. At about 3:30 maybe, Midpen's crew finished their maintenance work, and I saw 2 trucks and 7 maintenance pickups leaving the area. One of the Midpen people asked me how the newts are doing.

Publicado em 14 de dezembro de 2019, 04:49 PM por merav merav | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Equisetum palustre, IEA Collection of Equisetum, 2019

Publicado em 14 de dezembro de 2019, 11:58 AM por radekwalkowiak radekwalkowiak | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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IEA Paper

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IEA Paper is an official publication of The International Equisetological Association
https://internationalequisetologicalassociation.yolasite.com/iea-paper.php
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Publicado em 14 de dezembro de 2019, 11:57 AM por radekwalkowiak radekwalkowiak | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Be careful to Bluebottles

Bluebottles are often washed ashore on the ocean beaches.
If you find it, don't touch. It has strong poison.
Also, when you swimming in beach, be careful not to touch bluebottles that floating surface of water.

Publicado em 14 de dezembro de 2019, 08:57 AM por glycymeris glycymeris | 1 observações | 2 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Juveniles vs Adults

Here's a publication that describes why it's important to collect data on juvenile (newly metamorphosed) amphibian roadkill:

"Neglected juveniles; a call for integrating all amphibian life stages in assessments of mitigation success (and how to do it)"

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006320718316306

"While mortality at any life stage is concerning, juveniles should be of special interest when assessing road mortality and mitigation (e.g., tunnels to facilitate safe seasonal migrations) because their fate can have a disproportionate impact on population dynamics."

Publicado em 14 de dezembro de 2019, 05:00 AM por truthseqr truthseqr | 2 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Bienvenidos

Porfavor inviten a sus amigos observadores a sumarse al proyecto.

Publicado em 14 de dezembro de 2019, 04:53 AM por emiliano_lucero emiliano_lucero | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Newt Survey 12/13 - North half

Coverage: North half of Alma Bridge Road, from the parking lot to the stop sign.
Time: 8:00 - 10:00 am
Rainfall: 0.0 so far today - forecast is for more this afternoon. 7.21" MTD, 10.06" YTD via Weather Cat
Vehicles: 4 trucks and 12 cars, including 2 insane speeders (Blue Tesla and Brown Maclaren)
Other: one bicyclist, one jogger
Live Newts: 0
Dead Newts: 278, about 10% fresh
Other species: (1) Sharp-tailed Snake, (2) Western Toads, 1) Tarantula sp., (1) millipede sp., (1) Jerusalem Cricket, (2) mouse sp., 1) mole sp.

Publicado em 13 de dezembro de 2019, 09:46 PM por anudibranchmom anudibranchmom | 19 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Townsend’s Warbler

After looking for one over the last couple of months, I finally successfully found and photographed one. I saw two different ones last year, but did not photograph either at the time.

Publicado em 13 de dezembro de 2019, 09:08 PM por chrisleearm chrisleearm | 1 observações | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Россия vs. Великобритания на iNaturalist.org: ничего себе!

Дорогие друзья!

Недавно мы обошли Италию по общему числу наблюдений всех видов живых организмов в iNaturalist (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/flora-of-russia/journal/29320-inaturalist-org). И даже отметили это на общем форуме (https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/italy-vs-russia-on-inaturalist-org/8517/10).

Казалось бы, до седьмого места, где сейчас Великобритания, как до луны - больше 100 тысяч наблюдений. Но всё же...

Вчера вечером я записал на листочек цифры - наши и британские. Сегодня сделал то же самое. И вот что получилось:

12.12.2019
Великобритания - 529 693
Россия - 419 617

13.12.2019
Великобритания - 529 996
Россия - 420 979

В общем, вчера вечером разрыв был 110 тысяч, а сегодня - уже 109 тысяч!

Кажется, нам осталось всего 109 дней до седьмого места? Если, конечно, Шотландия не объявит о независимости раньше этого. Или наши архивы не закончатся окончательно посреди зимы. Время покажет.

Пока же решаем насущные ботанические задачи: вместе с ЮАР пытаемся догнать Мексику (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/flora-of-russia/journal/29349-vs-inaturalist-org) в GBIF-зачете. Присоединяйтесь!

Publicado em 13 de dezembro de 2019, 07:43 PM por apseregin apseregin | 1 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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It's December!

So my mothing is obviously slowing down a bit, and I'm still working on going through pictures. I've taken a bit of a pause at the 2015 folder, and am working on moving all of my current research grade sightings over to BAMONA at the request of a friend. So far I've added 17 species to my local regional checklist!
Had a couple of moths at the end of November. I figure that will be the last for the season, but who knows!!!
Hoping to go birding this month a couple of times. Hopefully it won't be TOO freezing cold!
Had a couple of moths at the end of November. I figure that will be the last for the season, but who knows!!!

Publicado em 13 de dezembro de 2019, 06:56 PM por dreadhorn dreadhorn | 2 observações | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Yuba Watershed Institute Fungal Foray 2019

Click here to take you to the 2019 Foray information.
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/yuba-watershed-institute-fungal-foray-2019

Publicado em 13 de dezembro de 2019, 06:50 PM por annhobbs annhobbs | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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The first observations in central europe

First observation in Switzerland: Tessin 2012 (Westrich).
First observation in Germany: Langenargen/Lake Constance 2015 (Westrich).
First observations in Austria: In West Austria/Hörbrans and Schrunz 2019.
In East Austria/Vienna 2017.
Germany 2019: More than 6 confirmed new observations in Bavaria and Baden Würtemberg.
In the Regions: Allgäu, Upper Danube and Karlsruhe (Westrich).

https://www.wildbienen.info/forschung/projekte_15.php

https://www.vol.at/asiatische-bienenart-siedelte-sich-in-vorarlberg-an/6300861

https://www.zobodat.at/pdf/nat-land_2018_2_0056.pdf

Publicado em 13 de dezembro de 2019, 04:45 PM por frank007 frank007 | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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newt survey 12/08 - northern half

(posted for @joescience1)
December 8, 2019 (Sunday)

Coverage: North half of Alma Bridge Road, from the parking lot to the stop sign @ one way road section.
Time: 3:30 - 5:15 am
Rainfall: 0.0 during walk, had rained earlier in day.
Vehicles: 0 trucks and approximately 8 cars, including 1 insane speeders (Blue Porsche Macan with teen driver)
Other: approx 12 bicyclists, 8 hikers
Live Newts: 0
Dead Newts: 77, about 10% fresh

Publicado em 13 de dezembro de 2019, 03:00 PM por truthseqr truthseqr | 1 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Video: An octopus attacked a bald eagle and almost killed it.

A team of salmon farmers are feeling pretty proud after they were able to rescue a bald eagle from an octopus off the northwest tip of Canada’s Vancouver Island.

The group was returning to their float house when they heard screeching and splashing sounds last Monday, according to salmon farmer John Ilett.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/12/12/video-an-octopus-attacked-a-bald-eagle-and-almost-killed-it/amp/

Publicado em 13 de dezembro de 2019, 01:45 PM por biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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List of naturalised plants of Nelson Region compiled and available on request

I have compiled a List of the naturalised plants of Nelson Region which is available on request. It currently includes 666 species but is being regularly added to.
I have yet to work out how to make it generally available.
I have found it difficult to sort the natives from the naturalised plants automatically and have ended up doing that by hand.

Publicado em 13 de dezembro de 2019, 05:19 AM por chrise chrise | 1 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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South/Aldercroft side - 12/12/2019

Today I walked the South side, from the stop sign to Aldercroft, 12:37pm - 2:28pm. Relatively dry conditions, temperature around 70F, low clouds rolling over the hills nearby, partly cloudy on the road.

63 dead newts. No other dead species seen. No live newts or other critters seen. 10 Santa Clara County Roads trucks working clearing brush, 15 other vehicles, 9 bikes.

Weather from http://www.weathercat.net/wxraindetail.php: 0.07 inches rainfall the previous day, 0.11 inches total today.

Publicado em 13 de dezembro de 2019, 04:52 AM por newtpatrol newtpatrol | 1 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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Первый месяц Сибирской зимы

Ровно месяц со старта проекта "Сибирская зима 2019-2020" - 1.667 наблюдений уже загружено! Сделаем подарок для iNat к НГ, увеличив до 2.500?
🦆🦉🦜

Publicado em 13 de dezembro de 2019, 03:43 AM por alexeiebel alexeiebel | 4 comentários | Deixar um comentário
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